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I don't have source now, and the gofundme site is no longer up, but I did read that Scott Stephens, whose wife Carly posted about his colon csncer, did die in February.

I am so glad to see someone succeeded at what my son was trying to do with THC. The problem here in Texas is lack of support. THC is illegal for the most part. Few doctors will participate in helping patients who do not take chemotherapy. Radiation was not an option. By the time we knew we had to leave the state, my son was too weak, and I had had surgery and was not very well. It was all very depressing for him. No one seemed to care, and he finally just gave up. I want to do everything in my power to take the stigma, legal and personal, off using marijuana for its medicinal capabilities. "It's not studied enough," everyone says. The country makes it illegal so it can't be tested or studied. Unfortunately the persons making laws have to keep getting re-elected, and to get re-elected, they need money - so much money from chemical-making pharmaceutical companies. Where do you live Wickedinns and Irinna7 that you can access THC for treatment? As cancers are different, so is treatment, it would seem. THC obviously cannot cure all cancers, but if it cures just one - or two - or maybe more, maybe a dent could be made in this awful curse CANCER. My son will still be dead, and my heart will still be broken, but if THC could help others, why won't they help? Truly the greatest sin has to be GREED!  Irinna7 I so hope you get the right formula to help. It's out there. 

On Jan 11, 2020 11:54 PM Irina7 wrote:

Hello Carly,

How is Scott?

I have tried to contact Carly about Scott Stephens but she does not reply. I can't find his name on the Go Fund Me page any longer but do remember seeing on the gofundme website he died in February 2019 I believe.  My 59-yeaer old son died from complications of adenocarcinoma on March 26, 2019. He did not start the THC until 8 months in. He had no help. I was the only one to take care of him and I had part of my colon removed December 2018 (noncancerous) and was not physicall able to do much

My son, 59 years old, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, a year after he was diagnosed with peritoneal carcinomatosis. The first oncologist said, annoyingly, "There is no cure!  I can't help you!!" Then pushed my older son, my son with cancer, and me out of his office. Another oncologist said, "Folfox might help," but agreed it could cause him to die sooner because it would kill good cells as well as "bad cells." After searching alternatives, he worked so hard to stay alive, declaring to me, "Mom, I want to live!" Some 13 months later, after becoming depressed, he told me to accept he was going to die and please accept that for him.

My advice: spend every minute you can with your dad.  Talk about anything. Fun times in the past. Trips you took.  What is going on in your life and the lives of those for whom he cares. Hold his hands. Give him sips of water. He is depressed. He knows he is dying. Keep his last days as stress free as possible. Stress and depression will make him want to give up. Tell him you love him. Again. Again. And again.  

From a sad and grieving mom. 

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Caregiver, Researcher
Colon Cancer
Acupuncture, Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Clinical Trials and Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Diet, Emotional Support, Insurance, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Recipes, Spiritual Support, Supplements

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